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mosaic by patricia terpstra
water color painting by jill everest fonner
wood carving by bette hartig
painting by cheryl gould
young girl reading
ballet dancers
fish sculpture by bill barr
visitors viewing art exhibit
water color painting by jill everest fonner
visitors at art attack 2013
print by cheryl gould
adult art students in class
girls enjoying time at artworks
summer camp students
painting by linda maneke
young dancer
artwork by linda maneke
ferris students art night
mosaic by patricia terpstra
summer mosaic camp
mosaic camp students
the journey by julie tilmann
pocket park mosaic project  in big rapids
art work by Julie tilmann
child enjoying a good book
intimate theater actors
tree frog enjoying the sun

No Man’s Land

Film PosterArtworks Foreign Film Series presents No Man’s Land
Saturday – December 13th at 7:00 PM at the Big Rapids Community Library

Drama (2001) – Bosnia and Herzegovina
During the Bosnian Civil War, in 1993, two soldiers — a Serb and a Bosnian — find themselves trapped together in a trench between enemy lines, while the Bosnian’s wounded comrade lies nearby atop a land mine that could blow them all to smithereens. Awarded 2001 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
98 Minutes – Rated R


I’m About to Snap

Camera Club PosterThe Big Rapids Camera Club (BRCC) is about to snap. More than fifteen BRCC members will be displaying their work in the Artworks Gallery for the “I’m about to Snap” exhibit. The exhibit begins December 6 and runs through February and Festival of the Arts.

Each member will display four pieces. Some will be for sale. Please come to the reception on December 12 from 5-7PM and throughout the display to see these unique pieces showcasing the photographic talent in our town and area.

Exhibit your artwork at The Painted Turtle

Painted TurtleIf you are a Michigan-based artist, we want to hear from you!
The Painted Turtle is a gift shop located in historic downtown Big Rapids. We are housed within the Artworks building and feature art and gifts by more than 70 artists. The holiday season is our busiest time of year, and our customers are always looking for something fresh, new, and fun.

The Painted Turtle is interested in all mediums and we accept new exhibiting artists year-round. Continue reading

Michigan Humanities Council Grant

michigan humanities council logoArtworks was awarded a grant by the Michigan Humanities Council to show “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution. “The Way We Worked” uses materials from the National Archives to show the history of work from about 1855 to 1990. We will supplement the exhibit with objects from our local work history. The exhibit starts October 4, 2014, and continues through the end of November, 2014.

MCACA Operational Support Grant

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs logoArtworks was awarded a $14,000 operational support grant by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). This grant will help pay our daily costs of operations in 2014, such as staff salaries and utilities. The funds that otherwise have paid these expenses can be redirected to program or building enhancements. Watch our website for news!